Normally, this Friday I'd be writing about more ways to cope with alien abduction, but I'm going to put off another installment on that until two weeks from now in order to write about something I came across this week…
A couple of years ago, I participated in a study on abductees. I was really hesitant to do so, because the last time I filled out a survey over a decade ago, it was some bitch who used the answers to conclude that abductees are just narcissists who 'want to be special.' Oh, she used sophisticated jargon, but psychology is my bailiwick, and I sniffed out her judgmental, dismissive bullshit quite easily. She made her conclusion because of ONE very loaded question, asking if abductees wished it had never happened to them. Most replied that they were unsure how to answer, because its hard to imagine life without the reality shattering component. We've all had this going on since toddlerhood and if you're able to answer a survey, you've figured some things out. She also made the mistake of sending out her survey to obvious sites where the woo-woo crowd gets over-the-top. When her study came out and was bandied about by materialist scientists as yet more proof that aliens weren't here, and we were all a bunch of crazies, I was understandably LIVID.
Therefore, when I came across this more recent study, I went out of my way to contact the women behind it and corresponded with them to discover if this was yet another “ah-a! GOT CHA!' trap, and they managed to convince me that they were sincerely interested in some answers– and NOT to prove we were all liars, etc.
It turned out they were VERY careful who filled out a survey, so their population was pretty small, but they found some intriguing data nonetheless. Until last week though, I completely forgot to check into what they found (I ran into it through another friend's site with a link.)
Given my own issues, there was one finding that especially intrigued me.
“Several years ago, a study revealed that a high percentage of abduction experiencers suffer from Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, sometimes called Chronic or Reactivating Mononucleosis. Affecting less than 1% of the US population, CFIDS can be a devastating disorder. 2.5% of the US population has the symptoms, but no formal diagnosis. These include debilitating fatigue that is not improved by bed rest; problems with concentration and short term memory; flu-like symptoms; word finding problems; reading retention difficulties; and ambulation difficulties due to balance problems. It is not a depressive disorder. Medical researchers have noted immune, neurological, and endocrine abnormalities in CFIDS sufferers. 25% of sufferers are bedridden and 50% cannot work during flare-ups. We decided to revisit this question when we asked the following:
* Have you been diagnosed as having Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Reactivated Mononucleosis? Yes (18), No (30).
2 respondents stated that they CFIDS symptoms but no formal diagnosis. 38% of the participants in our study have a CFIDS or RM diagnosis, whereas less than 1% of the US population has this diagnosis. This is a highly significant finding. Reports of such a high rate of CFIDS among abduction experiencers should be taken seriously by the medical community. One has to wonder if the alien environment is causing illness among humans. Are the ET’s experiments passing this syndrome to experiencers? Could it be caused by the alien technology that allows the transfer of a human body through a solid structure? Is it an adrenal response caused by one’s persistent fear of abduction? Is it the result of a sleep disorder? Is it a retrovirus created by ETs?”
Wow! I mean, finally– someone asks the questions that actually matter! Its a relief to see an example of our issues being taken seriously, and so I'm glad I participated!
Beyond that, though, why do so many of us have CFIDS!? That is an excellent question!
I have my suspicions, which I've already discussed in earlier posts. In a nutshell, I think its connected to studies upon, and intentions towards, the human immune system.
I noticed early on, in all those support group meetings from Cincinnati to Cape Cod to Portland, literally from coast to coast!– that easily half of the women had the exact same symptoms that I did, and maybe 20% or so of the men as well. Those are astonishingly high rates for such a debilitating illness, and we did all make note of it ourselves, naturally. This was from 1992 to 1996, so more than twenty years ago we noticed. We also figured out that it seemed to be only in second generation abductees or more, but we may have been guessing, since older generations talk about such experiences at an even lower rate than more recent ones did.
Though I'm glad the researchers know this, I wouldn't want it to get out to the general medical community that CFIDS sufferers are also more likely to 'think they've been abducted by aliens'! Can you even imagine!? Completely aside from abductions, I've been going to doctors (or not, because I hate them) for years trying to get relief for my health issues. I've been called a liar to my face by a one doctor (about CFIDS symptoms), and very few office visits since the late 1980s were NOT humiliating to the extreme! I could not deal with this society's crap about an illness becoming tangled up with its crap about esoterica! No thank you!
In the meantime, I can't help but wonder why the hell the aliens don't help those of us on the ground with this illness? Whether they caused it, or just exacerbated the likelihood of our getting it, don't they have some sort of responsibility? Who writes the rules for all this anyway? They're supposed to avoid interfering overly much, but maybe not because of some version of Star Trek's “Prime Directive.” Maybe its only so they can work their agenda in secret as long as possible. Because if it was the former, one would think they would be required to fix what they broke, right?
This is all speculation. I have no idea how it works or what's going on. All I know is that clear patterns are emerging and I'm highly cynical as to the mechanisms behind it. At Spiral’s End: What’s Left After the Paradigm Shatters is the personal paranormal blog of a woman that follows not only current odd events in her life, but recounts incidents from her past, including lifelong alien abductions, encounters with ghosts and other spiritual beings, and premonitions from either waking visions or dreams. She reacts and speculates about the deeper meaning behind these incidents and wonders– what is the ultimate reality or intelligence behind it all?